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Sharks Vs. Blues Round 3 Game 3 Recap

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A Sharks hand job helped them to secure a 5-4 OT win and a 2-1 series lead.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports

Blues Lineup:

Forwards

Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko

Sammy Blais - Ryan O’Reilly - David Perron

Pat Maroon - Tyler Bozak - Rob Thomas

Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist - Alex Steen

Defense

Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn - Robert Bortuzzo

Goalie

Jordan Binnington

Game Highlights:

With six and a half minutes left in the first, Erik Karlsson opens up the scoring for either side. The Blues failed to clear the puck out. Also didn’t help any that Maroon fell and couldn’t recover before Karlsson got his shot off and put the puck in the back of the net. 1-0 Sharks.

With around three minutes left in the period, the Sharks tack on their second goal. Marc-Edouard Vlasic fired a shot that hit Jordan Binnington. Old man Joe Thornton was there to clean the play up and backhand the puck into the net. 2-0 Sharks after one.

Second Period -

Less than two minutes into the period the “fourth line” teams up to give the Blues their first goal of the night. On the play Karlsson does nothing to try and stop Ivan Barbashev headed up ice. Well he caught up with him, that’s about it. Barbashev was able to feed the pass to Alexander Steen, who beat Sharks starter Martin Jones to make it 2-1 Sharks.

Moments later, old man Thornton gets his second of the night. Kevin Labanc found Thorton from behind the net and Thornton doesn’t miss from that close in front. The Sharks get their three goal lead right back. It’s now 3-1 Sharks.

At around the 16 minute mark Vladimir Tarasenko made a great individual play to pull the Blues to within one at 3-2. Tarasenko took the puck and took off. He gained the zone fired it on net and scored.

David Perron, a guy that in recent years all but disappeared in the playoffs. Not tonight at least as he scored his first goal on a wrister that goes top shelf. Perron with the great effort to get the puck out of the corner and out to the d-men who passed it right back to Perron. Perron hesitated for a second and then fired his shot to beat Jones to tie the game at three.

The Blues and Perron weren’t done there. Perron scored his second goal of the night on the power play. That’s right folks, the Blues scored on the power play. This is not a drill. Pat Maroon found a very open David Perron who just blasted the hell out of the puck again beating Jones and giving the Blues a 4-3 lead.

Third Period:

Third period lockdown mode for the Blues. That is until a minute left to go in regulation as the Sharks tied it at 4. Who else but Logan Couture would net the rebound right in front. Seriously can this guy stop scoring?

Overtime -

No words. Karlsson scored after a play that should have been blown dead wasn’t. Sharks win another game with the help of shitty officiating. Water is wet. Sky is Blue.

From The Twitters:

Hey Siri, show me a bullshit answer.

From the holy fucking shit how much more of a joke can this get to be department?

Chief comments from tonight

I applaud the players for taking the high road on this. Cause the fans sure didn’t. Myself included.

Player of the Game: